Nollywood Celebs Hit Runway

Sola Kosoko

Sola Kosoko

Nigerian movie celebrities would on Saturday, 5 October, grace the second edition of Independent Fashion Expo 2013. The fashion expo which is produced by E-Zone Africa is billed to hold at 117, Allen, off Awolowo Way Ikeja and would witness special exhibition from Africa’s emerging designers.

This is coming barely a year after the debut edition which was reputed as the major fashion event host during Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary celebration week.

The fashion expo according to the chairman organizing committee, Engr. Lambert Dike, would be attended by bigwigs in the movies industry including Prince Jide Kosoko, Mama Rainbow, Victor Osuagbu while others include Ayo Badmus, Princess Sola  Kosoko, Bukky Ogunnote, and Blessing Patrick among other top Nollywood practitioners.

Dike said the event would wear a different look as the celebrities would walk the run-way with the designs made by the designers. He indicated that this is part of plans to identify with the concept of the event which hopes to create a brand signature and identity typical of African designs.

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Expected to showcase at the event are designers in the Nigerian Fashion industry including Ara-Ewa Creation, Eternita Creazioni, White and Ruddy, Adunni Oge Couture others include RM Bro Design, Ay Fit, Nahomi Creation, Veens Couture while GC Couture from Benin Republic would grace the event as the guest designer.

The event anchored by award winning comedian, Dr. Smile and Bunmi Portable(City People) would be graced by stakeholders in both entertainment and fashion industry amongst other major dignitaries. It would also witness musical performance by Tunde Joseph (Host Artiste) joined with other top music artistes. It would also be sponsored by Eagle-Eye, Kiss Mix, MultipleVision, lovely and Spicy small chops and others include major sponsors.

“This project was initiated last year, and it has created significant impacts in the lives of participants because of its unrivalled vision. It is the foremost and the leading fashion show ever produced during Nigeria Independence Week. Since inception has succeeded in raising hopes through the making of Super-Models and Super-Designers in the fashion industry.

“We hope to show to the world that Africa has the capacity to make impact with its creative industry and it has potentials to make a larger impact in the global fashion industry.” Dike said.

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